Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Update:

With the spread of COVID-19 globally and the risk that poses to travelling students and faculty, UBC has made the difficult decision to cancel the Vancouver Summer Program for 2020.  We hope that we will be able to welcome you to UBC in Summer 2021.  Applications will open in Fall 2020.

Updated: March 13, 2020 - 11:56 am. PDT


Minimum eligibility requirements for all course packages:   

  • Students must be at least 18 years of age at the start of the program to be eligible to apply
  • Students must be enrolled as an undergraduate student at their home institution outside of Canada
    • Please note that certain packages will accept graduate students at the discretion of the faculty, however undergraduate students will be prioritized
  • Students must be proficient in English and have a strong academic background
    • Please note that courses are taught at a second to third level university level thus students should be comfortable with listening, speaking, reading, and writing to be successful in the program

Some course packages have additional mandatory or preferred pre-requisites. Please refer to the chart below for details on which course packages have additional pre-requisites.

Course Packages

Additional Pre-Requisites


Students must be at least 19 years of age by program start date

Familiarity with basic calculus, chemistry, and physics is recommended

All Civil Engineering course packages

Preferred background in civil engineering or related field

All Medicine course packages

Students must be at least 19 years of age by program start date


Completion of 1st year level university chemistry course